Last year, 2011, brought some pretty exciting, unexpected adventures. I jumped into some challenges head on, while others, I was tempted to run for cover - but I survived.
This year, I'm inspired by possibilities yet seen. There's so much that I desire in my life and there's no resolution in the world that will guarantee that those desires will come to pass unless, I'm ready to expect the unexpected.
One thing for sure is that I am much harder on myself than I should be. So, this year I will not call myself names. I tend to do that...names like "idiot" "dummy" "nerd". As a man thinks, so is he soooooo...
So what if the scale growls when I step on...I will growl back, even louder.
I will not set myself up for failure. If I don't accomplish something that I've tried my very best to do, I will pat myself on the back for at least trying.
I will not fear experiencing new neighborhoods, new friends, new recipes, new music or anything new. Change is good. CHANGE is good. Change IS good. Change is GOOD!!!
I will set aside two days a week for learning something...anything, new. I refuse to let this brain slow down. I'm going to build, construct, read, write, explore, figure, compute and create.
I'm going to breathe more. That means, taking in my surroundings and really seeing, hearing and noticing what is there.
I want to embrace my taste and style, humor, talent, faith and beliefs and love with wild abandonment.
Most of all, I will take each day as it comes. Just because the day starts out bad doesn't mean that it's going to be a bad day. It just means that I need to get through it with eyes wide open.
How about you? Are you ready to expect the unexpected?